Photos from the 2014-15 New Orleans Saintsation Calendar Release Party at the Royal Sonesta on Monday, August 12, 2014. New Orleans Saints photos.
The New Orleans Saintsations shot their 16-month swimsuit calendar in Destin, Fla., earlier this summer and the much anticipated unveiling was held at the Royal Sonesta on Monday, Aug.11.
"The Saintsations' Calendar Release Gala is the first official event for the New Orleans Saintsations. At this event, the Royal Sonesta and the New Orleans Saints officially introduce the Saints Nation to this year's team members. It's become a much anticipated tradition to kick off the football season and reveal the new calendar at the Royal Sonesta hotel," said Lesslee Fitzmorris of the New Orleans Saintsations.
Summer, a two-year veteran from Wesson, Miss., is featured on the cover.
I could not believe it," Summer said. "I was speechless. There's so many beautiful girls on the team, inside and out. The collaboration between our photographer Bert Burr, Mrs. Lesslee, the hair and makeup crew and the film crew was just amazing. I'm thankful to even be a part of it. It's crazy."
The calendar unveiling began with food and refreshments at 6 p.m. and was hosted by Jennifer Hale of Fox Sports and Michael Lewis, New Orleans Saints team ambassador.
After the presentation, the more than 350 guests received a copy of the 2014-15 calendar and had the opportunity to meet the members of the team and get autographs.
Proceeds from the event went to the fourth annual "Spirit Award," a scholarship fund created to help high school students wishing to continue their education and dance career at the collegiate level.
For details on the Spirit Award or to submit a nomination, please visit www.saintsations.net.
The Top 50 behind-the-scenes photos from the 2015 Saintsations Calendar Shoot. Photos by Alex Restrepo (New Orleans Saints photos)